Managed Test Automation
Test Automation is “No Magic” and “Not a Record and Reply”. It requires a special framework that is fully compatible and synchronized with your target systems landscape. The artificial intelligence that is imbibed in test automation and its framework requires special attention not only from testers but a solution architect & release managers who should be cognizant of technical compatibility limitations every time the changes are made to the system as part of change management.
Arubbi helps in in setting up your Test Automation Framework that works for your company with a long term vision.
Automation risks are high if the framework is unplanned. Many organizations install testing tools and start testing without considering applications under test (AUT) compatibility. The biggest challenge is NOT to introduce any technical slippage that can bring limitation to your automation framework tool set. Hence, a process of testing begins as soon as you plan to procure any software & updates are built in the systems. Best Practice is to have automated tool work closely with the infrastructure team to test their hardware and software before making it ready for the production. A great way is to create an automated regression suite for compatibility tests.
Once the test framework is operational there is a constant need of making sure that the procedures are followed while using the tool along with system landscape. Test Automation should be worked like a factory with the defined processes
Test Automation consumes lot of data. Ideally, system should be refreshed every time we start the test cycle. This is a far easier process than managing data catalog. However, many organizations have issues with refreshing the data and hence automation test should maintain their data set and catalog them clearly for various test cycles. Test Automation should be able to create its own data set automatically.
Frequent Test Execution:
High Returns of Test Automation come from frequent test execution with no human intervention preferably in the virtual environment. A simple status report of test execution provides a good confidence to the stakeholders. Best Practice is to schedule test daily and mature the test scripts for any shortcomings. It is the constant improvement in the test scripts that helps in maturing test automation framework.